Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Miura City Japan
The population of Miura City in 2017 is 44,446, and the proportion of population aged 65 and over is 37%. The population in 2025 is expected to be 40,900 and the proportion of population aged 65 and over is expected to be 40.6%. As this ageing trend continues, the needs of services for the elderly is estimated to keep growing.
From this perspective, Miura City has implemented policies for the elderly to achieve “the city where people can live comfortably,” based on our basic philosophy, “Miura, the city where we can feel activities of people, city and nature.” We emphasis on building our framework for community-based integrated care, developing dementia strategies, encouraging social participation and improving living environment. For these purposes we are implementing various services.
For the elderly to age in place, it is important to provide them with medical, nursing care and welfare services across the relating divisions, so we are also building our organizational framework for this.
Miura City is located in the Miura Peninsula area, southeast of Kanagawa Prefecture, where municipalities within this area have a close relationship. Miura City with other 4 municipalities in this area together stated “the declaration of the peninsula that improve ME-BYO” at the Miura Peninsula Summit, and has implemented various projects to improve ME-BYO.
In order to make Miura City more age-friendly, we accelerate our efforts with Kanagawa Prefectural Government and other municipalities in this area in order to extend healthy life expectancy of residents. We will implement age-friendly projects in various fields, listening to the needs of the elderly as well as the opinions of citizens and experts, putting these factors into our policies and linking the policies with the comprehensive plan of Miura City.
(ME-BYO: Rather than regarding health and illness as being mutually exclusive, the concept of ME-BYO views a person’s mental and physical condition as continuously changing along a spectrum between health and illness).